Posts Tagged ‘time’

Quote of the Day

December 7, 2009

Human gesture and expression are the essence of photography. It’s not about lights or fast lenses and fast film. It’s the ability to capture a moment in time. To capture the spirit of someone in that magic box is wonderful. It’s what I fell in love with as a kid. 

John Shearer

American Photographer

Note: I’ve found sites for two different John Shearers – either may or may not belong to the Quote of the Day Photographer mentioned above. Both, however, appear to have singers and musicians as their subjects:




Quote of the Day

November 30, 2009


I have been beset with a sense 

of urgency to record those parts 

of our heritage which seem to be

receding as quickly as the view

from the rear of a speeding train.

I fear that we are eradicating

the evidence of our past

accomplishments so quickly

that in time we may well lose

the sense of who we are.


David Plowden

(1932-     )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

November 16, 2009



I feel that photography is becoming like T.V. Many people just want a graphic, easy image. My teacher said that a photo must communicate in less than 5 seconds, the amount of time people look at photos. However, this practice often leaves the “quiet pictures”(according to William Albert Allard) and “the second lookers” (according to Dorothea Lange) out in the cold. To me, “quiet pictures” are like crossword puzzles. But some people do not like crossword puzzles because then it forces them to think.



James Lalropui Keivom

Quote of the Day

November 15, 2009





What I really enjoy about night

shooting is that I’m not just

recording fractions of a second

of time, but minutes, and

sometimes hours of time on film.





Stu Jenks

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

August 21, 2009





As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work… you can only see what you are ready to see – what mirrors your mind at that particular time.





George Tice

(1938-     )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

August 18, 2009




The landscapes that appear in

my photographs are about

ideas about the land through

time; they are, for me,

landscapes of mind…

as mysterious and as full

of unknown forces as

[they have been] through




Carl Chiarenza

(1935 –    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

August 7, 2009




The magic of photography

is metaphysical. What you

see in the photograph isn’t

what you saw at the time.

The real skill of photography

is organized visual lying. 





Terence Donovan

(1936 – 1996)

British Photographer & Filmmaker

Poem: Universal Family

July 17, 2009

universal family clipart













   I watch

   as the wavy lines on the maps

   move, and the countries’

   names are strange, but the people

   themselves seem most familiar –


   like distant cousins in another

   state whose names you once knew

   well, but had forgotten, till

   the family newsletter came

   in the post, and past and present


   were linked once again –

   almost as if you and they

   had flung open an iron gate,

   or leaped a knee-high picket

   fence, and settled in to chat –


   all time forgotten in the flush

   of fresh memories –

   sweet as the scent of pine

   on a forest floor after a long,

   hard winter.


                         © Diane Beaty

Quote of the Day

July 1, 2009


Gardening can bring out the inner

child, and sometimes, especially

after all that time out in the hot

sun, it can bring out the inner

surrealist. When the urge comes

over you to construct a zucchini

zeppelin or a tomato truck, give

in to your muse and then

document [photograph] your

masterpiece, preferably against

an uncluttered background.


Bart Barlow

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

June 27, 2009



The photograph isolates

and perpetuates a moment

of time: an important and

revealing moment, or an

unimportant and meaningless

one, depending upon the

photographer’s understanding

of his subject and mastery

of his process. 



Edward Weston 

(1886 – 1958) 

American Artist & Photographer